Super Easy Candy Corn Bark

 

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about party food. This candy corn bark is extremely easy to make, and it tastes delicious! It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty which makes it addictive!

Here’s what you’ll need:

A bag of Halloween Oreos

Three cups of pretzels

1.5 lbs of white chocolate

A bag of candy corn

Some festive sprinkles

Step One:

Break apart all the Oreos and pretzels. This is a really fun process and makes this recipe perfect for doing with kids! If you want to keep your hands mess-free put all the ingredients into a Ziplock bag and mash them up inside. Then spread them out across a lightly greased cooking sheet.

Step Two:

Melt the white chocolate using a double boiler

Step Three:

Use a spoon to spread the melted white chocolate over your crushed pretzels and Oreos

Step Four: Add the sprinkles and candy corn on top of the white chocolate. Let the sheet cool in the refrigerator overnight.

Step Five: Transfer the bark onto a cutting board and chop it into pieces. Now it’s ready to be served!

And there you have it, five easy steps for a yummy Halloween treat!

XOXO

Lauren

Breakfast Quinoa

I love this breakfast quinoa recipe from Martha Stewart! It is healthy and uses simple, easy to find ingredients. I am usually not a huge fan of quinoa, but I love this breakfast rendition with blueberries, cinnamon, and a pinch of brown sugar.  I made a batch for my family and they loved it! I put extra toppings on our dining table so people could add more blueberries etc. The recipe is easy to follow and produces a great product. I believe this to be the perfect breakfast meal for summer when berries are in season and when simple cooking is a necessity. Comment bellow and tell me your favorite summer breakfast!

XOXO

Lauren

Chicken Parmesan

I recently got back to my Italian roots and made some chicken parmesan for my family. I used the recipe from Everyday Food: Great Food Made Fast from The Kitchens of Martha Stewart. It went well, I love how the zest of the red sauce combines with the cheese. I just used some jarred sauce for my dish, but for an extra challenge you can substitute that for the homemade variety. In the recipe you fry the chicken in olive oil, but it says that it does not need to be fully cooked thrugh because you’ll broil it later. When I do the recipe again I will follow this, but I will bake the chicken instead of broiling it. If you wanted to still use the broiler, I recommend that you cook the chicken fully in t he pan before moving to the broiler. Also, when you put the chicken into the oven be sure to cover it in foil and put some toothpicks (without the plastic toppers on them) into the chicken to keep the foil from getting stuck to the cheese.  I paired my dish with some mixed greens with a vinaigrette dressing. Sit down at the table, put down the cell phone, light some candles, have a good conversation, and enjoy your meal!

XOXO

Lauren